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Where to place the first message in a chat?

Imagine a simple messenger app. Where to place the first message(s) in a chat? See examples below. E.g. Slack, Facebook's Messenger does it the A way. Snapchat, WhatsApp does it the B way. I'd argue ...
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User defined pallete for web pages

When the web browsers first came into existence, it was possible to override the intent of the web designer. There weren't too many settings. You could locally control the color and font of text, ...
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Should a popover include an arrow or not? [closed]

I'm trying to decide if popover panels should include an arrow pointing to the component that triggered it, or if this is an unnecessary element. Others' Approach Here are some of my research on this ...
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Jquery: is it possible to combine the events mouseover() and mouseout() with the hover() method? [migrated]

From what I've understood, hover() is a combination of mouseenter and mouseleave events. These events are different from mouseover and mouseout. But is it possible to trigger mouseover and mouseout ...
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How to deal with unicode within a form?

I never thought about it before, but by having to validate a user's description (on both sides), I've faced a problem. My users can write a short description about them, really short. In fact, the ...
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How to display a lot of necessary important messages

I'm looking for a clear way to show a lot of case notes for teaching staff. Context is: this is for a page that teachers view when in class with their students. There is a Case note section that ...
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How to display 2 yes/no options, when one combination isn't possible?

Context I am designing a setting panel for users to create gauge charts. A gauge can either have a handle (left), a progress bar (middle), or both* (right)… but obviously need at least one of them. ...
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Design and developer interaction [closed]

Q1. What's the best way to handover the prototype to the developers? Q2. What's the right stage to interact with developers? During requirements stage along with PM, or during Ideation stage or when ...
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Trying to apply tags to multiple items when there is a tag limit and at least one of the items may be at that limit

I have a situation where we allow our users to select multiple items and apply tags to them as a group. But there is an 8 tag limit. The problem comes when I pick (e.g.) 3 items. Item A has 8 tags ...
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Existence of filter bar, if data is not filterable

There is a page, displaying various information referring to one product. Information is divided into tabs - and within the tabs, user can filter data - but not always. Some tabs contain information ...
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Icons - clear way of presenting export and import action [closed]

I'm looking for a clear way of presenting "import jpg", "import svg", "export jpg" and "export svg" actions. I want to make it clear by icon look, what is ...
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Why are so many kids apps are in landscape mode?

I'm trying to figure it out for couple of days, google best ux practices for building apps for kids, but none of them says "you should make your app in landscape mode". Tried to search for ...
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Is there a standard keyboard only method of removing focus from all HTML form inputs?

When navigating an HTML form using Tab, a properly designed form will allow that all interactive elements are accessible and focusable, but how does one break out of the focus using the keyboard? ...
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It is better to give a quick experience missing features or ask for details upfront to make the experience better?

I have a pretty complex financial app that allows users to add their accounts and then use various tools, calculations, reports and graphs with these accounts. The more accounts they add the better, ...
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How did WCAG come up with the constants used in determining luminance

In https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/G17.html they used a few constants but I can't find where they're derived from
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How dark does a background have to be before white text shows up better than black text?

How dark does a grey background have to be, before white text is easier to read against that background than black text? Suppose you start off with a white background. Clearly, black text is easier ...
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Dark mode - dark blue instead of dark gray/black?

My company’s app currently doesn’t have a dark mode and we’d like to support that. When I was reviewing my dark mode palette with my fellow designers, they weren’t so keen on using a dark gray ...
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How to unify states from the macro to the detail

I'm working on a product that manage workers certificates, and so we have a table with ALL certificates where you can find cards for each one Each card has: Certificate name, Next due date (29 days ...
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Looking for inspiration and feedback [closed]

I’m working on a project that would make it easier for healthcare providers to report on their patients and read reports from colleagues. Target audience: Care providers working in long-term ...
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Lines overlapping labels

I have an issue where data point lines are overlapping labels. You can see this below: With multiple lines passing over labels it currently gets quite messy. In terms of user behaviour, would the ...
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Page to select similar products to Batch

I'm looking for a good UI suggestion in creating this page. From the above picture, as you can see there are two rows with same Model No:( B2FR150-150CF8Q1 ) others are different. I want to select ...
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How to indicate draft status in a CMS

I am using a content management system (CMS) to add, edit, and publish pages. Question: If I create a page or make changes to an existing page, and save as a draft without publishing, then return to ...
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Best way to discover creating events in calendar application

I have a mobile calendar app First I want to say that my app is not a normal calendar app, because users may sometimes need to add a lot of events at once, not like google calendar where people ...
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How to Best Show Infractions Per X Rolling Weeks

I recently was given the opportunity to design an SSRS report tracking disciplinary actions. Our organization decided an employee is allowed 3 infractions per rolling 12 weeks. At the end of 6 months, ...
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Create Routes from tasks

In the admin panel, I have the ability to create a game using a multi-step form. There is one game type that gives the user the ability to place tasks on the map and create a routes from these points. ...
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Where should you allocate the edit and delete buttons in collapsible panels?

I am a webdeveloper and am looking for a better solution in a private project of mine, which is a wiki-like webpage for a Dungeon's and Dragons campaign. I have a list collapsible panels, each ...
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How to differentiate between click (and release) button and press (and hold) button

I'm working on an interface for an industrial application. It's a portable touch screen that controls an industrial machine. Like any interface we have buttons which triggers various behaviour when ...
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Using multiple ranking scale labels in a survey

Is it incorrect or confusing to use different labels in a set of ranking questions on a survey? (1 always being the least favorable, and 5 being the most favorable.) Note that this survey is intended ...
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Focus group for international non-native English speakers

I'm planning and moderating a series of remote focus groups with people around the world whose native language is not English. Their English speaking abilities will vary. I'm looking for advice ...
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What information density is reasonable?

I guess this question could be quite subjective, with many dependencies (frequency of use, literacy, data complexity, use cases etc). But let's step back and question what research/ evidence exists to ...
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Best practices for System Usability Scale (SUS) Scoring

My UX team has always utilized SUS Scoring after our usability tests. We work with Student Information System Software and after testing a new feature, we follow up with a SUS Scoring survey. The ...
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Icon representing VAT number [closed]

What icon would you use to represent the VAT number of an EU company? That is, one that would fit nicely with @ for e-mail, map for physical address, etc., for example on a contact page.
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Why do Dutch truck number plates have a gap in the 'zero'?

Some recent number plates of Dutch trucks have a gap in the top left part of the 'zero'. Example: (source: cbr.nl) I assume this is done to increase readability; I can't think of any other reason. It ...
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Is a pure white background generally better (if the user preference is “light mode” that is)? Over say something with a lower color temperature [closed]

I asked this in context of eBay which originally had a garish yellow background that was just straining on my eyes as well when I saw how the old site looked like. And I know their strategy was to ...
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Structured info with a stand-out element

Principal Element Our learning webpage / application will display various information organized in different structures. All of those information bits are displayed as cards. We are currently trying ...
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Best practices/rationale for unified vs separate keyboard/mouse navigation of lists?

Context I'm in the process of designing/implementing a filterable object creation palette with categorized results for a visual content creation application. I'm trying to decide how to handle ...
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Table which contains checkboxes and radio buttons - labels issue

Table, which enables users to configure items within. User can select "active" items (checkboxes) and among them he/she needs to select just one "best one" item (radio button). I ...
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What are best practices for registration process?

I'm designing an mobile app. There are 4 input fields that users must fill all to complete the registration. Those are full name, email address, password and username. First, I thought placing all in ...
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Filterable table column with dynamic unit

I develop a dashboard for telecommunications service monitoring. In a couple of tables there is an Outage column, which shows the outage in days. In most cases the outage is longer than 1 day, but ...
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Datepicker: Selection of multiple

I'm designing a web management software that requires users to indicate their work days. These users do not have regular work days and hence we decided to allow them to just pick their work days from ...
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Image comparison sliders and visual accessibility

I am creating an image slider for a site, and I am confused on how to successfully meet wcag requirements. Below is an example that conveys the idea of what I am creating. I have read a couple ...
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What's best practice for including correct answers in tree tests?

Let's say I'm creating a tree test to validate my IA for a grocery shopping website. When I'm creating the tree, I'm wondering if I should include the target in the tree, or stop the tree at the next ...
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Concerned that listing “other” may mislead when displaying ranges

In the image below, you can see below the blue line 4 options. I am creating a step by step wizard where I try to minimize the amount of user typing required by adding in clickable buttons to collect ...
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List with few elements sizing

I'm having an issue with displaying a list in an overlay when there are a few elements on it. The business owner prefers to have the list shrink as the content is less. Here is my example : First ...
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Button to change language [duplicate]

I am developing a website in two languages (English and Italian) and I use a flag icon to switch between them. What is the common/best practice if I am viewing the Italian page? Show the Italian flag,...
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Should the “open new window” icon ever be the only way to click a link?

I have a request from a user to remove the link from the text and ONLY have the "open new window" icon be what is clickable for that link. The reason is that the text is something he wants ...
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What is the 'Go' button on a page of a set of forms called?

The user has completed a form in a set of forms. Or made some option choices. The button, bottom right, loads the next form. What's the correct generic name for this button? (I called it the 'Go' ...
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Usability of colour pickers in HSL format compared to RGB and HEX

Reading a recent article about HSL colour pickers being more user-friendly, I thought about the reason why the RGB and HEX colour pickers exist and who they are catering for, and it seems quite ...
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How should I indicate that the user correctly chose the incorrect option?

I have a language-learning app that shows the user a sentence with an extraneous word added that doesn't make sense in the context, and they have to choose which word doesn't belong: When they tap a ...
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Should vertical scrolling be always enabled in iOS screens?

Two of my colleagues think, in iOS apps, vertical scrolling (irrespective of whether the screen has UI elements or content like pictures etc..) should always be enabled on iOS screens. Even when there ...

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